Entrepreneurship

The centre will develop programs to train, promote, study and enhance entrepreneurship. The culture of entrepreneurship is prevalent in the region and Ibaajie will help take it to the next level by equipping and supporting local entrepreneurs to create wealth and reduce poverty within the region.

Technology

Flowing from the above, the centre seeks to create a home-grown technology hub, building synergies between global partners and innovators /tech entrepreneurs in the region. This is especially imperative, bearing in mind that the Onitsha/Nnewi/Oba axis is home to some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in Africa. Onitsha in particular, has one of the largest commercial markets in West Africa. Thus the centre shall seek to fill a crucial connective space between these community stakeholders and potential global partners, by providing a conducive, enabling focal point.

Culture

As above, the centre shall seek to promote a varied platform of Cultural forms , centred on African Cultural themes. These shall include but not be restricted to Literature, Music, Language, Dance and Philosophy. These shall be approached by way of research programmes in partnership with academic and non-academic stakeholders; performances, symposia/workshops amongst others

Indigenous Intellectualism

The centre is a firm proponent of Indigenous African Intellectualism. Drawing on the ancient wisdoms and technology of the continent, the centre seeks to promote dialogue and engagement with indigenous systems, expanding the resource base of this genre, with a view to encouraging innovation in the modern age. The centre shall facilitate research and symposia towards this end, both on its own and in collaboration with academic and independent research Institutions.